15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Kilkenny
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Step out of the city life by going to Curracloe Beach and Hawkeye School of Falconry. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip planner.

Memmingen, Germany to Kilkenny is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Memmingen to Kilkenny. When traveling from Memmingen in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kilkenny: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cork travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Cork sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some historical perspective at Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. Escape the urban bustle at Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. Venture out of the city with trips to Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & St. Patrick's Church). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Cliffs and make a trip to Ladies' View.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Inch Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Dingle tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

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Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 10th (Sun), cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry, and then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Quay Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galway holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galway, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

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Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Glendalough Cathedral and Trim Castle. Step out of Dublin to go to Glendalough Village and see Wicklow Mountains National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.